Imaginary Owl

Artist:
Ohotaq Mikkigak, See available art.
Gender:
Male
Style:
Inuit
Community:
Cape Dorset, See available art.
Art Type:
Print
Collection:
Cape Dorset 2005
Medium:
Stonecut on Kizuki Kozo paper
Edition:
Certified Limited Edition Print # 43 of 50 printed by Arnaqu Ashevak
Size (in):
Paper (H x W): 21 ½ x 31 in
Size (cm):
Paper (H x W): 55 x 79 cm
Framed:
Not Framed, please enquire
Product ID:
10100-00026

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Notes from DaVic Gallery:   Last print available.

This is relatively simple medium sized print with much unused negative space and yet the shapes created with just three colors dominate the space mainly because of the loons’ feathers in black.  The loons face to face, beak to beak, create the illusion of an owl’s head.  This is perhaps the author’s imagination when staring at two loons swimming next to each other and imagining the ripples in the water creating the illusion of the owl’s feathers.  Though no owl is imagined, Ohotaq’s “Kunik (Kiss)” creates a similar shape of the owl’s head when the 2 birds face beak to beak just as in this print.  I feel that the red chest of the loons are very important element of the form in this print. Without the red chest areas this sprint could perhaps be a bit boring composition even with the heavy use of symmetrical balance.